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Most studies on breastfeeding over the past few decades have focused on the advantages of breastfeeding and how to get more women to breastfeed their babies. Relatively few women worldwide meet the World Health Organization’s recommendation that infants breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months of life, with continued breastfeeding combined with appropriate foods thereafter for 2 years or more—even those who intend to do so at the outset.

China shored up its regulations on chemical residues in food with a new national standard, the Ministry of Agriculture said Wednesday.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Toxic Elements in Soft Drinks, 29/11/2016. Samples of food items are picked up for testing and analysis by the State/UT Food Safety Departments from time to time. Separate data about samples of soft drinks having been tested/found not conforming to specified standards, has not been compiled centrally.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Harmful Toxic Chemicals in Cold and Energy Drinks, 29/11/2016. Standards for carbonated beverages (non-alocoholic) have been prescribed in regulation 2.10.6 of the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Toxins in Aerated Drinks, 22/11/2016. The All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health (AIIH&PH), Kolkata, had conducted a study on leaching of toxics from bottles used for packaging of soft drinks. AIIH & PH entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Test House (NTH), Kolkata

Abuses of formalin in foods have become a great concern due to grim health hazard. The aim of this study was to shed light on formalin crime and also the situational analysis of food adulteration in Bangladesh. The primary objective of this paper is highlighting the response of formalin users, community and government about the abuse of formalin in Bangladesh. The secondary objective of this paper is drawing successful strategies to make adulteration free food on the basis of the existing laws and strategies to curb the threading perils arranging healthy and safe life.

Endogenous and exogenous formaldehyde (FA) has been linked to cancer, neurotoxicity, and other pathophysiologic effects. Molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie FA-induced damage are poorly understood. In this study, we investigated whether proteotoxicity is an important, unrecognized factor in cell injury caused by FA.

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The objective of the study was to identify risk factors and describe outcomes for children newly identified with blood lead levels (BLLs) ≥45 µg/dL in New York City (NYC) during 2004-2010 to promote timely identification as well as inform clinical practice and public health policy.

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Personal care products are a source of exposure to potentially endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as phthalates, parabens, triclosan, and benzophenone-3 (BP-3) for adolescent girls.

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The Gulf of Maine’s once strong population of wild blue mussels is disappearing, scientists say.